Updating features with the update manager
To check to see whether there are updates for a product's existing features
(requires Internet access):
Help > Software Updates > Find and Install... and select the
first choice (search for updates). This will contact
the Web sites associated with the product's features to discover what versions
of those features are available. The potential upgrades are presented in on
the next page.
- Select the feature versions that you wish to upgrade, and click Next.
- Carefully review the license agreements for the upgraded features. If the
terms of all these licenses are acceptable, check "I accept the terms
in the license agreements." Do not proceed to download the features if
the license terms are not acceptable.
Feature versions can be digitally signed by the company that provides them.
This allows you to verify more easily that the features and plug-ins
that are about to be downloaded and installed are coming from a trusted supplier.
Warning: Because of the possibility of harmful or even malicious plug-ins,
you should only download features from parties that you trust.
Install to allow the downloading and installing to proceed.
- Once all the features and plug-ins have been downloaded successfully and
their files installed into the product on the local computer, a new configuration
that incorporates these features and plug-ins will be formulated. Click Yes
when asked to exit and restart the Workbench for the changes to take effect.
Using the classic update manager
Inspecting the current configuration
Installing new features with the update manager
Enabling, disabling, and uninstalling features
Controlling the Eclipse update policy
Scheduling automatic updates
Restoring a saved configuration